Saturday

1862 Akita 100 Mon ... Really??
 
Found this on eBay.
 
 
Seller writes: ND 1862 Akita, Japan 100 Mon Cast Lead KM#8
 
Up for sale is a pre-Meiji Restoration lead coin, face value 100 Mon. It is a small rectangular plate that measures 1 1/2 inches long by 1 3/16 inches wide by 1/16 inch thick. It is an ideal piece for collectors of Japanese numismatics from that era.
 
Someone paid $20 for it. It looks nothing like the real thing! Would you pay $20 for a large pizza with everything on it that is made of cardboard?

6 comments:

Unknown said...

I found a Japanese cash coin today metal detecting in Washington state. I was wondering if I were to send you some pictures, if you could give me your idea of a date. I really have no clue about cash coins, and it seems like the differences are very subtle and difficult to discern. I am not a blogger, so if I can email the pictures that would be for the best. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter! My email is anthonywagstaff@gmail.com If a fee is required for this service, I am set up for paypal, and it would be no problem to compensate you for your trouble.

ME said...

See above for coin he found, a common Kanei Tsuho.

Anonymous said...

Is your Japanese cash coin book still available?
I'd like to purchase one. Sorry to be so late ,
I promised earlier this year I'd buy it. Thanks.

ME said...

You can buy a copy from ebay or from this site.

Anonymous said...

I would like to add an Akita 100 mon, the rectangular coppper plated lead. There is on on eBay a long while...would you be kind enough to tell me if it is right? Looks rough like a later cast to me, but I have never seen an authentic one. http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Japan-100-Mon-Akita-Provincial-Coinage-ND-1862-RARE-Lead-Coin-Extra-Fine-/152571783527?hash=item2385fca967:g:hl0AAOSwTuJYr3Vu thanks, Gary, Melrose MA

ME said...

I don't understand. If you have never seen an authentic piece, what makes you think that item is a later cast. If you do not know what an authentic piece looks like, may I suggest you find one on the net or buy a book. If you find a genuine piece, come back here and then we could discuss it.